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August 3, 2015

FCI Berlin Inmate Sentenced on Federal Weapon Possession Charge

CONCORD, NH—Dwayne Palmer, 37, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on federal weapon possession charges, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith. The Court imposed a term of six months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutive to Palmer’s current prison sentence.

During a routine search in August 2014, correctional officers discovered on Palmer’s person a six-inch piece of wood sharpened into a stabbing weapon.

This prosecution arose from an investigation by the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Nick Abramson and Georgiana L. Konesky.

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